Houston TranStar Reviews

Houston TranStar Reviews

Published by on 2022-09-22

Get real-time travel conditions in the Houston, Texas region with information
directly from Houston TranStar as well as other relevant sources. The app
provides travelers with travel time and speed information from roadway sensors,
traffic camera images, incident locations, and construct...

User Experience Ratings

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Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue

Reviews (21)


An absolute MUST HAVE if you drive in Houston!

This is a reliable way to get an overview of traffic delays all over Houston. They post incidents almost immediately after they happen (not always the case with other navigation apps), and they inform you which lanes are affected. App makes it easy to check the incident & construction maps before you leave for your destination so you can quickly plan your route. An absolute MUST HAVE APP if you drive in Houston - especially with the upcoming major freeway interchange closures scheduled for 2019. Props to developers and those at TranStar who make sure it continues to work. Thank You!


Consistently Inaccurate

I have used HoustonTranStar and Waze for the last few years here in Houston and have found that Waze provides a generally accurate description of traffic conditions (as well as options to avoid), the Houston TranStar app is more usually inaccurate, generally underestimating the degree of traffic congestion. Frustratingly, as newer versions of HoustonTranStar are rolled out, reliability has gotten worse rather than better. I finally decided to delete HoustonTranStar in favor of Waze. Don’t waste your time with the TranStar app.


Worked one day

HoustonTranStar worked for one day yesterday. Today it keeps saying can’t read a connection and keeps trying to blame my Internet. My Internet is working fine and it only seems to be HoustonTranStar not getting a connection. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling and all the regular troubleshooting and nothing worked. Shame, this could be a really helpful tool if it worked


Embedded Weather

Embedded weather forecast hasn’t updated from mid-Jan, though I’ve used apps many times since. Update icon doesn’t bring up any more recent info.


Pretty good app !!!

It’s not perfect for everyone but it’s great for people driving into downtown . I wish they could get coverage along Bay Area Blvd & Red Bluff in the Pasadena & Clear lake area . They have a problem with roads flooding . But I think They are doing a good job !


Bring the old version back!

I’ve deleted and re-installed the new version and it is not anywhere near as good as the older version


Trans star stuck on radar, not loading info on the phone

Can sent


The gray color for background

When you try to look it the stall vehicles reports you can’t see what hwy it’s on


Traffic map quit working

I used HoustonTranStar on the regular basis until a few weeks ago the map quit working. There is no updates and been frustrated that it does not work anymore.


Boop the snoot

If you’re looking for traffic cameras this is your stop


Nice has quite a few options

Not sure if it's intended but you can't enter the map from the home screen by pressing the map? I have to go to the menu. I have to assume a glitch, if not makes it pretty useless as a quick traffic check app. Developer has fixed the issue. Better than having to go to the webpage which was difficult to navigate. Good app.


No connection

HoustonTranStar says it can’t establish a connection anthem tells me to check my (fully wi-do and also cell data) connection. Closing and reopening HoustonTranStar did not fix the problem. Truly useless.


Dark mode issues

You can't read incident details if your phone is set to dark mode. They appear as white text on a mostly white background.


Lost connection alert

Application keeps sending continuous alert about application not being able to connect to Trastar.


No road closures posted for 290!

290 Northwest Freeway East bound road closure due to construction Sat June 1st. Why is this not posted on HoustonTranStar ???? I’ve been sitting in traffic for way too long. If HoustonTranStar served its purpose I would have jumped on 99. What’s the point of using this, very unreliable.


Date and time not updated

It’s not in real time because it’s still showing me information for January



Harder to read and less accurate than Google Maps.


Never tells you anything

The only notification you’ll get, is high water. So you’re basically screwed when an accident, stall, or roadwork happens


need redesign UI

Wonder why Apple would allow this amateur app in HoustonTranStar Store. The user interface looks horrible, confusing and amateur. Back to the drawing board👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎 btw, additionally to new UI. It needs to support iPhone X


Downloaded today

Is it posible to get a video of an accident I had last month as proof of evidence?? I have yet to try HoustonTranStar to give a good rating.


Very helpful

The interfaces are convenient and appears very reliable. Comprehensive information regarding flooding and incidents.

Is Houston TranStar Safe?

Yes. Houston TranStar is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 67 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 3.3/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Houston TranStar Is 37.6/100.

Is Houston TranStar Legit?

Yes. Houston TranStar is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 67 Houston TranStar User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Houston TranStar Is 37.6/100.

Is Houston TranStar not working?

Houston TranStar works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.

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